event: Manuscript Digitisation: How applying publishing and content packaging theory can move us forward

31/01/2012 18:15

Using Gérard Genette's seminal work on 'paratexts' (defined by Genette as items attached to texts which fundamentally influence a reader's reception of a text, such as, for example, blurbs, jacket designs, prefaces etc,), "Paratext" (Cambridge, 1997), this paper will explore two main areas. [read more...]


Anatomy Museum
The Strand 6th Floor, King's Building King's College London, Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

NEW BOOK: Evaluating & Measuring the Value, Use and Impact of Digital Collections

A huge investment has been made in digitizing scholarly and cultural heritage materials through initiatives based in museums, libraries and archives, as well as higher education institutions. The ‘Digital Economy’ is an important component of institutional planning, and much attention is given to the investment in digital projects and programmes. However, few initiatives have examined the actual use, value and impact of digital collections, and the role of digital collections in the changing information environment. [read more...]

event: Approaches to digitisation

09/02/2011 10:00
09/02/2011 16:30

Many organisations are digitising their collections as a way of providing wider access to books and documents in their collections. This day has been designed to give an overview of how to plan for and undertake digitisation of library and archive material. The day will also raise awareness of digital preservation issues. By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

* Explain the benefits of digitising material
* Give examples of the types of materials that are suitable for digitisation
* Identify the issues to be considered when planning for digitisation [read more...]


British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

event: Free workshop: community collections 27 July Aberystwyth

27/07/2010 10:10
27/07/2010 17:00

Free RunCoCo/Culturenet Cymru workshop: How to Run a Community Collection Online will take place on Tues 27 July 2010 at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. [read more...]


National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth SY23 3BU
United Kingdom

briefingpaper: SABIP Report on the economics of copyright and digitisation

The Strategic Advisory Board For Intellectual Property Policy (SABIP) has recently published a report that examines the theoretical and empirical research on the economics of copyright and digitisation. It also identifies areas where further research is required.

An executive summary and 102 page report are available on the SABIP web site

event: ESF COMSt workshop: Digital Support for Manuscript Analysis


ESF COMSt workshop: Digital Support for Manuscript Analysis

ESF Research Networking Programme on Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies (COMSt): workshop on Digital Support for Manuscript Analysis

23-24 July, Hamburg, Germany.

Tentative programme:

***23 July 2010***

14:00-16:30: Digitisation techniques: general (incl. state-of-the-art survey)

17:00-19:30: Digitisation techniques: special cases (palimpsests, scattered manuscripts)

***24 July 2010*** [read more...]


Hamburg, Germany

event: Free workshop: community collections 26 May Oxford

26/05/2010 10:00
26/05/2010 17:00

Community collections, (like The Great War Archive www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa), help to harness the collective resources of a wider community and spread the costs of creating and contributing to a collection across the education and public sectors. A community can also be harnessed to enrich an existing collection with tags or comments (like Galaxy Zoo, www.galaxyzoo.org). Oxford University would like to invite those interested in such projects to take part in a free RunCoCo workshop on 26 May (http://projects.oucs.ox.ac.uk/runcoco/events/index.html). [read more...]


OUCS 13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX26NN
United Kingdom

event: Digitised History: the impact of digitisation on research into 18th and 19th Century Britain

20/07/2010 10:00
20/07/2010 16:00

• Explore the impact of the large scale digitisation of newspapers

• Consider the effect that this has had on research and researchers

• Question the implied changes to research methodologies [read more...]


96 Euston Road British Library Conference Centre, St Pancras
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

event: EuroMed2010


Dedicated to Digital Cultural Heritage and Digital Libraries

November 8 - 13th, 2010
Limassol, Cyprus


The EUROMED2010 joint conference will provide an opportunity to exchange research results, opinions, experiences and proposals on the best practice and hi-tech tools from Information and Communications Technology to document, archive, preserve, manage and communicate Cultural Heritage (CH). [read more...]



job: Oxford University: Project Officer

Oxford University Computing Services is looking for a Project Officer (part-time, fixed-term) to work on the RunCoCo project. Details and an application form are available from http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/jobs/ Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on 26th March 2010, and interviews will be held on 7th April 2010.

The work involves:

  • running a communication campaign and developing engaging Web content to successfully promote the RunCoCo project and support its user community
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